Reader: Jeff Sessions Needs to Stay Out of Colorado

The Colorado State Capitol was the backdrop to the 420 Rally.
The Colorado State Capitol was the backdrop to the 420 Rally.
Brandon Marshall
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The week after the 420 Rally was held below the State Capitol — and the office of the Colorado governor — John Hickenlooper met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging him to keep the feds out of the state's business and pointing out how none of the ominous predictions made in the wake of the passage of Amendment 64 have panned out. And as readers note, at this point, the cannabis industry is an accepted part of Colorado's economy. Says Andrea: 

Dear Mr. Sessions, think what you will, say what you will. But consider very carefully before you try to impinge upon Colorado state law and freedoms. This is a fight you can't win.

Adds Chris:

Hickenlooper is certainly no champion of the legalization movement...but he kinda should be considered one. He's never been a personal fan of marijuana, and yet he's consistently deferred to and defended the will of the majority of those he serves and the data supported facts of legalization. This is the model of how public servants should handle tricky issues.

As for convincing Sessions to follow suit...good luck. Let me know when someone develops the cures for cognitive dissonance and willful ignorance. There's strong evidence that at least roughly half of the US is afflicted by these severely debilitating conditions.

What did you think of Hickenlooper's meeting with the AG? What would you like to tell Jeff Sessions?

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.